The founder of Amazon and richest person in the world, Jeff Bezos is divorcing his wife. Jeff and MacKenzie decided to announce their split after 25 years of marriage. It all happened on January 9, 2019, when the couple shared the news with a public announcement.
“We want to make people aware of a development in our lives. As our family and close friends know, after a long period of loving exploration and trial separation, we have decided to divorce and continue our shared lives as friends. We feel incredibly lucky to have found each other and deeply grateful for every one of the years we have been married to each other. If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it all again. We’ve had such a great life together as a married couple, and we also see wonderful futures ahead, as parents, friends, partners in ventures and projects, and as individuals pursuing ventures and adventures. Though the labels might be different, we remain a family, and we remain cherished friends.”
These two have been together for quite a while and have four children. When the couple got married Jeff still wasn’t a billionaire, not even a millionaire. Bezos’s net worth is currently estimated at $144 billion. The rumor is that he and wife MacKenzie did not have a prenup agreement. This means that the richest person on earth might have to share one half of his wealth with the ex-to-be. There are still no official reports whether the duo signed any contracts before marrying. The two live and were married in the state of Washington, where after the divorce get equal parts of the wealth unless there is a prenup.
Only hours after the news of the Jeff Bezos divorce broke, another unexpected thing happened. The National Enquirer shared a story that the split is due to Jeff’s affair. Bezos has reportedly been cheating on MacKenzie for over eight months with a former news anchor called Lauren Sanchez. For things to become even better, the Amazon founder met Lauren through his friend Patrick Whitesell. Patrick is the estranged husband of Sanchez. The gorgeous TV personality has an Emmy award on her shelves and numerous successes in her job.
Reportedly the News Enquirer followed the lovebirds for quite a while. The two often took a private jet, exclusive limos, hid in luxury hotels and even went to dinners together. Jeff Bezos should have been better at hiding. According to news outlets, both MacKenzie and Patrick found out about the affair in fall 2018.
If you thought that that’s all, there’s more. The Enquirer also found so many messages that the lovers shared with each other. They did share parts of those texts, so now the whole public is very interested in the affair. Sanchez and Bezos were spotted together during Amazon’s Golden Globes after party which happened on January 6. At that time, the businessman was still wearing his wedding ring. As you can see, they are not wasting time. Another thing that reporters managed to find out is that Patrick and Lauren already filed for divorce as well. In spite of risking to lose half of his fortune, Jeff still decided to go through with the announcement and cut ties with his wife. We might be even expecting a new wedding to happen this year, you never know.